Should I turn my computer into a bitcoin miner.
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Posted 5/29/15
I'm not very smart around computers but I was wondering should I do it? There are some questions I have about it to, plus im ok with not using my computer for a bit.

-Can I still use my computer when its mining and can I just simply close it down and it would save the progress.

-Does it make the computer use extra battery life.

-My computer is a few years old and the battery is broke (It shuts down when you unplug the charger) Could my computer cope with the requirements of mining.

-Can I sell the thing before bitcoins (trite coins or what ever it was)

Thats all I have to ask (for now anyway).

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could help me with this, thanks.
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Posted 5/29/15
Bitcoin mining usually needs a good gpu for efficiency and most computers unless optimized for bitcoin mining really can't mine it
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Posted 5/29/15
It used to be profitable a long time ago but mostly not anymore. In your case the electricity is going to cost more than what you get so it's worthless. Don't recommend it.
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Posted 5/29/15
there are far greater things to be doing with your computer than trying to mine bitcoin,

keep in mind that the currency is stored on a HDD not a server

not many shops accept bitcoin

most bankers or currency converters and such require a large amount to be transferred into a bank account

if it was that easy to get money online more people would do it
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Posted 6/12/15
also, keep in mind

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